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WOW Computer $700 Budget

Hello all, I would like to build my son a computer for WOW (Cataclysm). I have tried researching what I need to order, but it is way over my head. The last machine I built was a P3. Thank you in advance for your help.

Approximate Purchase Date: (this week)


Budget Range: approx $700


System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Used to play WOW (Cataclysm) only.)


Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (Any)


Country of Origin: (USA)


Parts Preferences: by brand or type (None)


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: (1920x1200)
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  1. First: Hi welcome to Tom's Hardware.

    Second: I would recommend updating your original post using the template in the below thread. It provides all the information we need to better answer your build request.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  2. Thank you, I updated my question with your suggestion.
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  4. A good build by karma831 for under $700.
  5. Can you please also recommend a power supply.
  6. That is a great build recommended by Karma. Also, the power supply is included in a combo deal with the video card. Karma's build has everything your son will need to play WOW at very nice settings.
  7. Thank you all for the help!!!
  8. Sorry one last question, do I also need to order a wireless card? If I do, can you recommend one. I have an N wireless router.
  9. You would only need a wireless card if the PC is in a different room than the internet access. In which case, you would want one so you have access to the internet.

    If you have the PC in the same room as the internet access, I would just run a Ethernet cable from the router to the Ethernet port on the PC. This is the easiest way to hook it up.
  10. Can you recommend a wireless card for an N network?
  11. Thank you all for the help. The machine is up and running and works great. My son could not be happier!
  12. Best answer selected by Mike5150.
  13. Hey guys, I had a few questions about this build.... and no i dont know anything at all...

    one: could i use(would this be better?) a NVIVIA card instead and intel i5?
    two: will this lag at all? im looking at a lot of stuff going on in game. (Still WoW)

    Thank You very much inadvance
  14. also, i need to factor in win7 and security....norotn 360 good?

    and just to keep adding to the question pile lol..

    Is this any good? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229196

    Thank you again for your feed back :??:
  15. @ revelbloke: Please start your own thread. This one has been solved and is about two months old. You will get more feedback with a new thread of your own by completing the template in this thread... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
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